Little Sir Galahad
A short story which captures the reader’s heart and attention from the very first page, as you are taken to see life through the eyes of a little boy who can no longer walk. Facing such new limitations and challenges in life, David learns that real strength comes in controlling his own spirit. The theme of keeping a pure heart and refusing to give up in the face of obstacles permeate this story; marvelous Christian family reading.
When the townspeople of Alverton look upon the little boy, they have adequate reason to call him “Poor David.” But he is perhaps wealthier than all who look upon him. His wealth is in the golden light of his smile and the richness of his mind. Though he longs to be physically strong, his friend Arthur teaches him that strength is not only in muscles and bones but also in strength of heart. Just like Sir Galahad of long ago, David’s strength is as the strength of ten because his heart is pure. His pure heart reaps great rewards as he grows to become a highly respected young man.
This story will capture your heart as you peer into the life of a little boy who struggles to walk. Facing new restrictions and challenges, David learns that real strength comes in controlling his own spirit. He seeks to follow the “real” Sir Galahad who said, “My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.”
Character themes in this story: laziness, perseverance
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
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